Nothing Keeps John 5 of Rob Zombie Down; The Show Must Always Go On!

On the eve of a Rob Zombie show this past summer, John 5 broke his foot and initially feared that he wouldn't be able to do the show. A quick trip to the hospital and a cast later, John was good to go. For John 5 fans you know that "taking it easy on stage" would prove to be a challenge, but he managed to do the full show, including the "smashing of the guitar", which is the one featured here. The guitar is broken in several places but is complete and was signed by John on the chrome pick guard.

Agreed, this by itself would be a prestigious memento for any collector. After all, John 5 is one of today's absolute premier guitar players; period! Owning one of his very few 'battle axes' is plenty reason to draw envy and admiration but why stop here? To make this lot unparalleled, John has added the cast for his broken foot that he got prior to the Raleigh show and supported him for the remainder of the tour. The cast too has been signed.

John 5 Smashed Fender and Cast for his broken foot.
Whether you're a John 5 admirer or a guitar aficionado, you're not going to find anything like this ever again. Talk 'bout a true one-of-a-kind doesn't get any more authentic than this!

And speaking of Zombie, the Rock Gods 'n Metal Monsters Auction is also featuring the private collection of former White Zombie manager Walter O'Brien. There are over a dozen White Zombie pieces including RIAA records awards, passes, posters and super cool limited edition Super-Charger Heaven colored 7 inch single.

White Zombie
La Sexorcisto: Devil Music
Walter O'Brien Collection
The auction, which is scheduled to go live on Halloween, features amazing pieces direct from the private collections of Al Jourgensen, Rudy Sarzo, Graham Bonnet, Scott Rockenfield, Kip Winger, Bobby Rondinelli, Bob Nalbandian and Walter O'Brien, just to name a few. "When we designed the hard rock and heavy metal themed auction, we really tried to build an event that was not only unique but give fans and collectors access to pieces of rock history that were equally rare and one of kind and we have definitely achieved that goal," says Jacques van Gool, Backstage Auctions founder. The auction catalog features over 50 Gold and Platinum records awards, guitars, stage props, artist stage worn apparel, master recordings, rare concert posters and the list goes on and on.

"While this is a stellar line-up of artists, we are still adding headliners to the event, which is exciting.  It will be interesting to see who makes the final auction catalog" says van Gool. 

From Walter O'Brien's
Personal Collection
The event, aptly titled the “The 2010 Rock Gods and Metal Monsters Auction”, is a not-to-miss opportunity for fans and collectors around the world to own an authentic piece of one of the most significant genres of music history.

 The auction, which will be held on-line at starts on October 31, 2010 and will run through November 7, 2010. A special preview of the entire auction catalog will be available to view beginning Sunday, October 24.

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